Many people eat while driving. It's fairly common to pull into a drive-thru, order a meal and then proceed to your destination while eating your burger. Most Texas drivers have probably operated a motor vehicle while eating at the same time, and most people probably assume it is perfectly safe.
Chances are very minimal that you avoid drunk drivers every time you travel Texas roadways. The reality is that you likely encounter them quite often, most times without even realizing they are nearby. Considering the fact that the Centers for Disease Control states that someone in the United States dies every 48 minutes because of drunk driving, and also that one-third of all collisions involve intoxicated drivers, it's easy to understand how likely it is that you have crossed paths with drunk drivers more than once.
You may be one of many Texas residents who have been closely following news updates regarding a recent Amtrak tragedy that occurred in another state. Whether you work on one of the nation's railway systems or simply enjoy traveling by train, the recent collision has likely upped your concerns regarding railroad safety. Sadly, two workers' lives were lost in the early February crash and at least 100 passengers had to go to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
There is much commotion about the advent of driverless cars. Some researchers anticipate that these cars will reduce the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents by 90 percent. Others predict that accidents caused by distracted drivers will become a thing of the past.
Every choice each Texas resident makes while driving impacts others, not just that driver. The same concept applies to the choice that impaired individuals make when they get behind the wheels of their cars when they shouldn't. In that moment, a drunk driver makes the choice to put the lives of everyone on the road at risk.
All drivers should recognize the familiar yellow signs with an image of a leaping deer. The deer crossing signs are meant to alert drivers to the possibility of deer on the road and to be extra cautious in areas where deer may be crossing.